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We are a mission and vision-driven organization that takes exceptional pride in our professional, collaborative, and approachable team of experts.

LNS Research Empowers IX Transformation
 

We are on a mission to empower industry leaders to transform their organizations

 

Our vision is a world where industrial companies are agile, autonomous, and sustainable

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OUR CORE VALUES

We are a group of researchers and subject matter experts that are committed to:

Integrity

Integrity

Innovation

Innovation

Collaboration

Collaboration

Growth

Growth

MEET OUR

Expert Analyst Team

Tom Comstock

Research Fellow

Tom Comstock conducts research on a broad range of Industrial-Transformation topics, utilizing his 35+ years of experience in industrial and manufacturing software, marketing, and product management.

Main coverage areas:

  • IX Readiness
  • Factory of the Future
  • Quality Management

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Peter Bussey

Senior Advisor

Peter Bussey has 35+ years of global experience in manufacturing, consulting, and technology to support EHS management, sustainability, R&D, risk management, supply chain, and more. He holds an MS in Environmental Health from Harvard University. 

Main coverage areas:

  • Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)
  • Sustainability
  • Future of Industrial Work

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Vivek Murugesan

Research Analyst

Vivek Murugesan supports primary research across IX Readiness, Quality 4.0, and industrial Analytics. He also manages the quantitative analysis of LNS Research studies, creating data models, including maturity models, market sizing, and more.

Main coverage areas: 

  • Industrial Analytics

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Bob Francis

Research Analyst

Bob Francis has 25+ years of experience in industrial technology and software and has held executive positions at industry-leading technology-related organizations. 

Main coverage areas: 

  • Autonomous Operations
  • Asset Performance Management (APM)
  • Risk Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning

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Allison Kuhn

Research Analyst

Allison Kuhn has over 20+ years of experience in process/project engineering working at Riverwood International, the US Air Force, and the US Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserves. She also has held leadership roles at notable companies within the chemical industry. 

Main coverage areas: 

  • Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)
  • Sustainability
  • Future of Industrial Work

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James Wells

Research Analyst

James Wells has 25+ years of experience in Quality and continuous improvement, implementing quality management systems, and leading digital transformation initiatives across several industry sectors. James has also led four Lean Six Sigma deployments and is a certified Master Black Belt and Lean Specialist. 

Main coverage areas: 

  • Quality 4.0
  • Factory of the Future

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MEET OUR

Leadership Team

Matthew Littlefield

Research Leader

Matthew Littlefield is Co-founder, President, and Research Lead at LNS Research. He leads the organization as it fulfills its mission of driving industrial transformation. and contributes to research across the breadth of topics covered by the firm. 

Matt is a recognized industry expert, an active speaker, and contributing author across many industry publications, associations, and events. His passion, however, is advising manufacturing executives on Industrial Transformation and Operational Excellence. 

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Mehul Shah

Commercial Leader

Mehul Shah is the Co-Founder and Senior Associate at LNS Research. He advises industrial executives in their Operational Excellence and Industrial Transformation initiatives. 

Mehul is instrumental in the work LNS Research conducts with clients as they develop and refine the organizational culture, operational architecture, and processes necessary for true and beneficial Industrial Transformation.

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Diane Sacra

Marketing Leader

Diane Sacra is the Director of Marketing at LNS Research, leading the research firm's integrated marketing communications and helping to share the company's compelling story with the world.

Diane has 20+ years of experience leading companies' marketing and communications programs within a variety of industries, including Automotive, Insurance, IT, Telecommunications, Wholesaling, and Supply Chain/Logistics.

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Sera Holt

Operations Leader

Sera Holt is Director of Operations at LNS Research, covering several cross-functional areas. She provides key leadership throughout several aspects of the organization from Finance, IT, and Sales Operations to Legal, Human Resources, and administration. 

Sera has 20+ years of experience in operations, administration, logistics, and procurement across multiple industries, including public utilities, mobile technology, packaging, commercial construction, and banking.

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